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The Price of Silence
The Price of Silence
Author: Kate Wilhelm
Disappearances. Murder. The Price of Silence in a Small Town. — In dire need of a job, Todd Fielding accepts the offer to work at The Brindle Times -- even if she has to move to the lackluster town of Brindle. As she settles into her new home, Todd is fully prepared to adapt to the boredom of small-town life, but her preconceptions ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778323389
ISBN-10: 0778323382
Publication Date: 8/1/2006
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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A set in a small town, a dying newspaper, a young computer expert hired to modernize and update files runs into a 20 year old mystery. A quick but hold your interest read. Great to read on a long plane ride as I did. Time did fly by as I kept absorbed in the story.
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My Cat gave her opinion as well, she hates it when I won't put a book down to pay attention to her!
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'The Price of Silence' is a well-written, believable mystery set in modern day Oregon. A young married couple move to the small town of Brindle where the wife, Todd, works at the small, weekly-run newspaper. Her husband Barney, is finishing his doctorate. What appears to be a perfect place for the couple to get on their feet financially turns into a town full of nasty rumors, deceit, and worst of all: a serial kidnapper who has been taking children for 20 years. Todd and Barney search to find out why the town turns a blind eye to the events that are going on around them, even though the town officals threaten to put the blame on Barney.
I enjoyed this book emmensely. This book has what I love about mysteries. I found the characters likeable, the plot well-paced, and the settings believable. The events take place in a small town with a select amount of suspects. It is not graphic in violence, and is NOT filled with 'cutesy' side stores involving pets, kids, baking, or almost-romances involving the main characters. Just a good, solid story. 4 of 5 stars.
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